Temperatures in some areas could climb into mid-80s, higher next week

SEATTLE — There is the potential for some hot weather next week, with temperatures climbing into the mid-80s and above in some parts of western Washington.

Though it will continue to be warm and sunny this week with temperatures in the upper 70s to the low 80s, temperatures will warm next week and potentially bring hot conditions, especially from Tuesday to Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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The exact temperatures and the duration of the heat are still uncertain.

“Long-range weather patterns point to even warmer weather next week, though the magnitude of heat is still uncertain at this time. But we could have a number of days next week well into the 80s around Seattle and 90 degrees is not out of the question somewhere in western Washington next week, so stay tuned,” KIRO 7 meteorologist Nick Allard said.

There could be concerns for those sensitive to heat, as well as for people who don’t have a place to keep cool and stay hydrated, NWS said.

NWS released graphs showing the probability that high temperatures will reach or exceed 85, 90 or 95 degrees. Values above 50% indicate that temperatures have a greater than 50/50 chance of occurring.

The graphs include Arlington, Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, Hoquiam, Olympia, Port Angeles, Quillayute, Seattle and Tacoma.

The graphs show that on Tuesday, July 26, the Seattle-metro area has a 75% of reaching at least 85 degrees.

For Wednesday, July 27, Seattle has a 74% chance of reaching at least 85, and a 58% chance of hitting 90.

Things back off a little for Thursday’s projections, with the graph showing Seattle with a 55% chance of reaching at least 85 degrees.

Things are also looking sizzling hot for parts of the South Sound next week. Olympia has a 71% chance of reaching at least 90 degrees on Tuesday, with percentages in the upper 70s to reach at least 85 degrees in Olympia and Tacoma on Wednesday.

See the graphs for all of the locations mentioned in this story in the gallery below.

During hot weather, people are reminded to

  • Try to avoid being outside in the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Use life jackets or flotation devices on the water.
  • Stay in a cool place during the heat of the day.
  • Never leave children and pets in a vehicle.